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2017 Calendar                                                                    Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
Note: This is the 2017 (and the beginning of the 2018) Event Calendar for the Las Vegas Region.
Note that we've put our own LVR events in BLACK (except for date changes).  Non-region 
events are 
listed in blue and are sometimes described down toward the end of the Newsletter.
Board meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday at Gaudin Porsche.
Members' Breakfasts are held at the Red Rock Country Club.
Dec 
31(Sun)      
2018
Jan
  7 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

13 (Sat)      LVR Holiday Party at the
Americana Restaurant
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see link below)

Feb
11 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

11 (Sun)     Escape Room Adventure*
Watch this site for details

Mar
  4 (Sun)     Members' Breakfast at the RRCC

24-25          Spring Fling DE Event* 
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

Apr
21 (Sat)      Progressive Garage Tour/Dinner
Four garages, four courses:
1. Appetizers,
2. Soup/Salad, 
3. Entree, and 
4. Desert!
Watch this site for details

2018
May
19-20          Fast Fling DE Event*
(Sat-Sun)   Spring Mountain Motor Resort

Jul
8-14            Porsche Parade
(Sun-Sat)   Lake of the Ozarks

20-29         Multi-day drive to Glacier
(Sun-Sun) National Park.  Details forthcoming

Sep 
15-16        Fall Fling DE Even
t*
(Sat-Sun) Spring Mountain Motor Resort

27-30          Rennsport Reunion VI
(Fri-Mon)  Save the date.

Nov
10-11         Final Fling DE Even
t*
(Sat-Sun)  Spring Mountain Motor Resort


Recurring events
Saturdays 7am-10am: 
Cars and Coffee at SpeedVegas

Last Sunday of Each Month
Cars und Kaffee @ Vesta Cafe DTLV

*    Dates are tentative.


  
Comments, questions, suggestions regarding this Newsletter may be sent to: lvrnewsletter@gmail.com

More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at  http://www.lasvegaspca.com 
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Editor's Thoughts:
  
The events calendar for 2018 is beginning to take shape. We've published the activities that have been planned so far in the yellow calendar above. A couple of the dates are still tentative, as final arrangements with the venues are still in progress. So pay attention as the calendar develops.

We're always looking for good articles and nice pictures of your adventures with your Porsches. If you contribute to your Newsletter, you'll get author/photo credit as well as 50% of the salary we pay to the senior staff.
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Notices from the Board:

How about some of you newer members start the year off with a Las Vegas Region name badge. They're available as described at the bottom of this Newsletter. You can't imagine just how bad some of the older members are with names, and the badges seem to help with this problem.

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Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events

The "Toys for Joy" charity event for the Sunrise Children's Hospital was a complete success yesterday (Saturday). The participants staged at the Speed Vegas Cars and Coffee, and then at about 10-o-clock formed a caravan to the Sunrise location. There, the hospital staff was overwhelmed with toys for the kids. There were an estimated 50 to 60 cars, including about 6 or 7 from the LVR.

We look forward to an even bigger event like this next year.
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January 13 (Saturday): LVR After-Holiday Party at the Americana Restaurant, 6 pm

Come join fellow members of the Las Vegas Region 
                                                  in our annual After-Holiday Dinner. 

WHERE:  Americana Restaurant, 2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas
                (near Rampart/West Lake Mead, Summerlin).
 
WHEN:     January 13, 2018 (Saturday)
 
TIME:       5:30 No host bar
                 6:30 Plated, sit-down dinner with menu choices
 
COST:      $60 per member or associate; $110 per non-member
 
RSVP:       After-Holiday Party Registration     

LIVE BACKGROUND MUSIC

MENU

  • No refunds for cancellation.
  • All reservations must be completed by January 10, 2018
Check out their web site at  https://www.americanalasvegas.com/

             Modern jazz live background music.

     For more information, contact Michael Dugan at mduganre@gmail.com
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July 20 -29: Glacier Park Tour; The LVR summer Multi-day driving trip.

The first hotel check-in is booked for July 22 in the area of the park. It will probably take two days to get there so you might plan on leaving LV on July 20. The last hotel date booked is July 28.

This will be a trip with members of the Golden Gate Region, just as the Vancouver drive was last summer.

More info to come as details are developed.
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Classified Ad:   For Sale -- Hitch-mounted Cargo Carrier

Rage Powersport Products SC400 cargo or scooter carrier.
Carry stuff out the back, on your trailer hitch.
The best of this type of carrier. Requires a Class 3 or 4  2" hitch receiver (this is common).
400 lb carrying capacity.
Used exactly once; like new. No electrical connections necessary.
Look it up on Amazon.com for a picture.
$110
Phil Reese at 702-478-6911 or email to philreese356@gmail.com
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Before We Go . . . Porsche in Gran Turismo Sport



Keep Calm and Play On
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The Las Vegas Region Board of Directors . . . . 2017 (it's not 2018 yet)

Mike Dugan - President.   mduganre@gmail.com 925-470-7706
Phil Reese -Vice-President; Newsletter Co-Editor. philreese356@gmail.com  702-478-6911
Salomon Braun - Past President, Drive Events Chair. sbraun5@cox.net 702-423-2677
Joan Kramer - Secretary.  kramerjoan52@gmail.com   702-808-5615
Mike Hill - Past President. myevo8isfast@yahoo.com
Reid Smith - Treasurer. reidhorn@yahoo.com 702-399-4945
Nita Burrows - Membership Chair. nburrows986@gmail.com  702-395-3886
Scott Hatcher - Director; Rallymaster. shatcher.hcc@earthlink.net  702-525-8991
Jim Miller - Newsletter Co-Editor. quais64@me.com  702-835-3298
Brian Schmidt - Track Events Chair. bschmidt@gcwengineering.com  702-655-6883
Scott Mann - Director; Chief Driving Instructor. scott@renegadehybrids.com  805-857-4001
John Burrows - Director; Teen Survival Driving Event Chair. jcb986@aol.com  702-395-3886
Todd Trimble - Social Chair, Social Media Chair. todd@trophylv.com   702-682-1111
Ken Short - Webmaster.  ken@ictusinc.com  415-672-1034

Board members at Large:
 Linda Reese   linandphilabuster@gmail.com   702-478-6911
 Barbara Barron   barbarabarron@hotmail.com   702-210-5560
 Anne Marie Viktora   rviktora@cox.net    203-321-0293
 
Board meeting minutes: The Board minutes are posted on the LVR Web Site each month after they are approved by the Board. Or.... you can come to the Board meetings and see the goings-on for yourself. 
 
The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com 
 
Our Facebook page is LVRPCA Facebook
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Name Tags are available
 
To order your Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club name tag, please print clearly the name you want on each tag.  Enclose a check or money order for $10.00 made out to Abbott Trophy with your return address printed clearly.  Mail to:
Abbott Trophy
953 Sahara A32
Las Vegas 89104
702-735-4995
Att:  Mike Mayer
Mike will send your name tag back to you within 10 days to the address you indicate.
As an alternate, Trophies of Las Vegas has a metallic-material badge available, featuring an attractive brushed metal surface, with your choice of lettering.These cost $10.00 as well. The Club Emblem in cloisonne may be affixed, forming a very attractive name badge. The cloisonne emblems are generally available at each Members' Breakfast or at a Board meeting for $5.00.  Contact: 
Trophies of Las Vegas
4295 S. Arville St.
Las Vegas
702-362-2233
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Porsche-related Embroidery available
 
Creative Embroidery: the business that embroiders the word "Porsche" or the Las Vegas Region logo on shirts, jackets, tees, or other fabrics.
Creative Embroidery
7225 Bermuda Rd. Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-454-6852
(in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Bermuda Rd. and Warm Springs.)
 
They can put the name of our favorite car in the proper-appearing letters like the factory uses, and have the master for the Las Vegas Region logo (the one that appears similar to the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on Las Vegas Blvd).
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